Because love is stronger than death…
This is probably my biggest WoW (or waiting on ANY day, really) of the year.
Mortal Heart! by Robin LaFevers
Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.
She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has…
I finished Dark Triumph this year, and absolutely loved it, more so than the first book, Grave Mercy. I finished off Dark Triumph feeling a little like the story had been left up in the air, and it upset me a little until I realized that this was Annith’s cue to enter the stage.
In Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph, Ismae and Sybella are both fierce, Death-wielding assassins, but Annith seems different. She’s never even left the convent with an assignment and she’s never been groomed with the intention of going out as the other sisters do. So, I’m wondering just how Mortal Heart is going to play out. The small scrap of a description only makes me more excited and more clueless about just what lies waiting for Annith outside the convent.
Mortal Heart release November 4th, and the wait just might kill my own mortal heart.